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Austin Police Dept. Fires Upon Another Unarmed Citizen

Police: Officer fired at unarmed man during traffic stop

American-Statesman Staff

An Austin police officer fired at an unarmed man who was walking toward him during a traffic stop in East Austin on Wednesday morning, Chief Art Acevedo said.

Acevedo said he was “grateful” that no one was hurt in the incident that occurred about 7:51 a.m. near East 12th Street and Airport Boulevard.

Acevedo said the officer pulled over a pickup that had run a red light. The driver, a white man described to be 54 years old, “jumped out, walking toward the officer,” Acevedo said while flanked by Police Monitor Margo Frasier and outgoing police Chief of Staff David Carter. The “officer ordered (the suspect) several times to get in the vehicle,” he said.

The officer fired at least once when he said he saw the man make several “furtive” movements, as if reaching for a weapon, Acevedo said.

The man was not struck but returned to his vehicle, suffering what Acevedo believed to be an “anxiety attack.”

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Double post.

Thanks for posting.

Another example of police abusing their power.

Thanks for posting. I think we all know the officer will be found to have acted within approved fascist parameters and could even get promoted.

What is our country turning into?